It’s a staple of any all-Canadian NHL matchup: opposing followers coming collectively to sing a French-English mishmash of “O Canada.”
On Saturday night time, we had our first style of that since March 2020, with Sport 6 of the Montreal Canadiens-Toronto Maple Leafs setting the scene for the basic tune.
The crew had a pianist enjoying however no anthem singer, with the two,500 followers in attendance filling in for the lyrics.
A one-anthem recreation at all times appears a bit of bit extra intimate than a two-anthem recreation. And fairly the sport it was. After two scoreless durations, Montreal got here out on high in additional time with a 3-2 rating.
Whereas supplied first to season ticket holders, costs to get in had been on the resale marketplace for over $1,000 for nearly any seat.
Sport 7 goes Monday night time in Toronto, however there might be no followers singing there, because the doorways are anticipated to nonetheless be closed to the general public.